Friday, April 19, 2013

HAIRSPRAY, The Broadway Musical

Based on the New Line Cinema film written and directed by John Waters


  • Location: Keck Theater
  • Time: 7:30 PM - 10:15 PM
  • Price: $15-$20
  • Sponsor: Theater

The world of the '50s is changing, television is going from black and white to color, and Baltimore dance fanatic, plus-sized teen Tracy Turnblad wins a place on a local TV dance show and becomes one of the “Nicest Kids in Town.” Her exuberance bubbles over, but when she learns that she’s not the only one who “some people” want to keep away from the cameras, she sets out to turn Civil Wrongs into Civil Rights, so that everybody at the party can dance together on screen.

HAIRSPRAY, The Broadway Musical is John Waters’ cult film turned into the hit Broadway musical comedy of the new millennium. The winner of eight Tony awards, nine Drama Desk Awards, and four Olivier Awards, this show introduced some of the most popular Broadway tunes of the last 20 years, including: "Good Morning Baltimore," "I Can Hear the Bells," "(The Legend of) Miss Baltimore Crabs," "Welcome to the '60s," "Big, Blonde, and Beautiful," "(You’re) Timeless to Me," "Without Love," and “You Can’t Stop the Beat!”

Book by Mark O'Donnell and Thomas Meehan
Music by Marc Shaiman
Lyrics by Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman

Additional performances are April 20 at 12 p.m., April 21 at 7:30 p.m., April 26-28 at 7:30 p.m., and May 18 at 8:30 p.m.